With Tu Bishvat Near, a Tree Grows in Zichron Yaakov

With Tu Bishvat around the corner, a new immigrant from England is planning a tribute to her great-great-grandfather, who started the tradition of planting trees on Jewish Arbor Day.

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The tradition of planting trees on Tu Bishvat, the Jewish equivalent of Arbor Day, was started back in 1890 by Ze’ev Yavetz, a school principal in Zichron...